I Can't Believe My Dog Did This ...

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Randvyn,

I have owned Scotties, an extremely intelligent GSD/Collie mix, Poodles, muts and others but Dobies really do "take the cake", so to speak! LOL (Sorry, I could not resist! :^) We talk about them differently because they really are different! If I were you, I would start keeping a journal about your puppy. I wish I had. I would write down all of his "firsts" and crazy antics. It would be something for you to treasure. As your puppy grows, you will discover what we are all laughing about.


I definitely do NOT condone Cody eating people food. She has always had stomach troubles since she was very young. When she was 2 years old, she almost died. The bacteria in her stomach got very concentrated in one area. It literally ate a hole through her stomach and caused a mass to form at the opening from her stomach to her intestines so that nothing could pass through. Fortunately, gratefully, my vet at that time is a Christian man and an excellent vet. He told me that normally he would not do a barium study so quickly but felt that it was the thing to do immediately. That is when he found the blockage. At first we were a little relieved because we thought he would go in and find some gause that she had had on her leg (from yet another mis-adventure!). So he took her in for surgery and found the above. When he told me about it after the surgery, he said that he had closed up the hole, cut out the mass and reformed the opening. At that time we did not know that it was bacteria that had done the damage and of course thought the mass was going to come back as cancer. On top of that, he told me that he was concerned that the tissue where he stitched her up inside was not going to hold. He honestly did not think she was going to make it. So it was literally an hour by hour "wait and see" type of thing. Of course, she could not put anything in her stomach, so they put a "permanent" IV line in her leg because we had to go to the vet's office every day for 4 hours so that she could receive IV fluids, nurishment and meds. They would lay a pallet on the floor for us and give me some towels to make a pillow and I would lay down with her and hold her the whole time. She would shake continuosly. But she was such a trooper! She would give kisses to the people treating her. I think she endeared herself to everyone involved. It took a whole month to get through this - before my vet and I could finally relax and let ourselves breathe. I never cried so much in my whole life. Now, she can only eat all natural foods and treats and she has been on daily meds since then. My heart felt thanks goes out to all of the people who prayed for her, including my vet. And also my vet for loving Cody and doing everything "humanly" possible to get her well.

So, no, I do not condone her food snatching. I try to avoid it as much as possible. But, yes, I do laugh at the very occasional food snatch. As long as it isn't a corndog on a stick!!!


Your friend (I guess),

Tal

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I am getting a lot of laughs out of all of these stories!!!

Dobies ... you gotta love 'em!!!


In my last post I mentioned that I have owned Scotties. The last one I had was named Ratdog. Ok, actually, a friend of mine gave her that name. She looked like a rat when she was a puppy, but that is another story. Unfortunately for Ratdog, she had allergies out the wazoo. She licked her feet constantly. She was getting every treatment known to man for the allergies but she was still showing symptoms. So, we were trying to get her to quit licking her feet. There was some reason for it that I can't recall right now. Well, I went to the local pet store and got some Bitter Apple. That is what my vet suggested. We went home and I sprayed some on her feet. I looked down and she is still licking. So I completely soaked her feet with it. She still licked. I thought, hmmmm, THIS will work!!! I got jalapeno pepper juice and sprinkled it on her feet. She STILL licked them. Soooo, I SOAKED her feet in the juice. SHE STILL LICKED HER FEET. Just out ouf curiosity, I took a slice of jalapeno out of the jar and held it down to her. SHE ATE IT!!!

At that point, I gave up. LOL

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Here are a few photos of Cody that were taken yesterday.

Just so you know, that recliner is an "extra wide" one. LOL



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Randevyn - I hope you read this - I didn't mean to be harsh, but simply to suggest as Tal said, that Dobermans really ARE different. I have had other dogs as well, and none of them were the mischievous thieves that Dobes can be.

And Tal, Cody is simply gorgeous. I can't believe the jalapeno peppers!!!! WOW!!!

(Better watch over the Mexican food carefully.) LOL!

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Randevyn,

Don't be mad. It's just some of us have a different outlook on the same problem. It's like any incident that frustrates you at the moment that you're able to laugh at later. Nobody's judging here.

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Thank you, Kim.

She eats Taste of the Wild and gets a fish oil pill every day along with her other meds. Her coat shines like the sun and her fur is very soft all over.

She really is a great dog. :^)

Tal

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Oh yeah ...

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!!